Ian Boczko is a litigation partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, focusing on complex litigation matters and arbitrations, insurance, internal investigations, and corporate governance issues.
Since joining Wachtell Lipton in 2001, Mr. Boczko has worked on several of the Firm’s high-profile litigation matters. He has been involved in the Firm’s representation of Silverstein Properties in its dispute with more than 20 insurance companies in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, the Firm’s representation of the New York Stock Exchange in connection with litigation relating to the NYSE becoming a publicly-traded company, the Firm’s representation of IAC and Barry Diller in litigation with Liberty Media Corp., the Firm’s representation of JPMorgan following JPMorgan’s transaction with Bear Stearns and following the Lehman bankruptcy, and the Firm’s representation of Philip Morris in litigations and arbitrations resulting from the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement.
In addition, Mr. Boczko has extensive experience advising clients on a variety of insurance matters. Mr. Boczko is a recognized expert in Representations and Warranties Insurance (RWI) issues and regularly advises the Firm’s clients on all aspects of RWI in connection with corporate transactions. In addition, Mr. Boczko advises clients on Directors and Officers (D&O) Insurance, including issues relating to the placement of D&O Insurance and issues relating to D&O Insurance claims. Mr. Boczko has written and spoken extensively about both RWI and D&O Insurance.
Prior to joining Wachtell Lipton, Mr. Boczko clerked for the Honorable Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York. He is a 2000 graduate of Columbia Law School where he was a James Kent Scholar, served as a senior editor on the Columbia Law Review and was the recipient of the John Ordronaux Prize for highest academic average in the graduating class. He graduated summa cum laude from Columbia College with a degree in Chemistry and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
- Delaware Supreme Court Holds D&O Insurance Policy Does Not Cover Costs in Appraisal Proceeding,
in Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, November 12, 2020.
- California Court Rules that “Bump-Up Exclusion” Bars Coverage of Settlement of Deal Litigation Claims,
in Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, October 17, 2020.
- The Next Frontier for Representations and Warranties Insurance: Public M&A Deals?,
in M&A Lawyer, Volume 24 Issue 9, October 2020.
- Representations and Warranties Insurance in Public M&A Deals,
in Practical Law, July 2020.
- Maximizing Value and Avoiding Pitfalls when Purchasing Cyber Insurance,
in Compliance & Enforcement, a blog of NYU Law’s Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement, April 11, 2018.
- The Maturing Market for Representation and Warranty Insurance,
in Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation, April 5, 2018.
- Supreme Court Permits Bankruptcy Courts to Issue Final Judgments with Parties' Consent,
in Harvard Law School Bankruptcy Roundtable, June 9, 2015.
- Two Courts Deny Class Action Plaintiffs' Attempt to Claim Attorneys' Fees for "Causing" Renegotiated Merger Terms,
in Securities Reform Act Litigation Reporter, Volume 28 Number 5, February 2010.
- New York Court Rejects Shareholder Challenge to JPMorgan Rescue of Bear Stearns,
in Bank and Corporate Governance Law Reporter Volume 42 Number 1, March 2009.
- Trading in Distressed Debt,
in The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog, January 29, 2009.